Blender is an appliance found in almost every modern kitchen nowadays. It completes so many blending tasks in a just a couple of seconds making your tasks so much more simpler and faster than you would have managed without a blender. If you still don’t own one, it about time you start thinking about buying one. If you are wondering why you need one, here are some of the most common uses of a blender in every kitchen that can be utilized it for:
Many recipes require you to puree foods like fruits and vegetables for smoothies or sauces. You can also puree baby food in your blender. One thing that you should keep in mind is that if your blender is a standard one which can only process soft foods, don’t use it to puree hard foods like raw carrots or pears. Also be careful not to use it to crush ice.
If you are making homemade soup, you can cook the ingredients like onion, potatoes, chicken etc in broth. Once the ingredients are soft, you can immerse an immersion blender in the pot and emulsify everything to get a smooth creamy soup.
Instead of whisking egg with a fork or a whisk you can blend it in a blender before making an omelet or scrambled egg. Blending the egg will make you cooked egg fluffier, softer and more appealing to the eye. Try it next time you make breakfast for yourself.
4.Blending pancake batter:
Instead of going through the trouble of whisking the ingredients by hand, simply put all the ingredients of pancake or waffle to your blender and blend them. You will get smoother and faster results.
5.Blending smoothies and milkshakes:
You can make fruit smoothies and milkshakes with your blender. If your blender does not come with ice crushing capabilities, make sure you don’t add ice among the ingredients in your blender.
If your gravy has lumps in it (could be due to the addition of flour or corn flour to make it thicker), you can emulsify it by using a hand blender to blend right in the pot. You can also transfer the gravy to a countertop blender after it has cooled down and blend it. You will get smooth, lump free gravy.
7.Making dressings and dips:
You can use your blender to make numerous salad dressings and dips. It can even make homemade mayonnaise with very few, simple ingredients.
8.Making nut butter:
Some good quality blenders with high powered motors can even make nut butter. You need to go through the instruction manual to decide if your blender comes with this specification.
9.Make whipped cream:
You can use your blender to make whipped cream. It makes whipped cream much faster than a hand mixer.